Monday night NBA tips
After a weekend with so many surprises , we have two solid NBA plays for tonight .
Seattle vs. Los Angeles
Andrew Bynum has been one of the big reasons for the Los Angeles Lakers performances this season. In the third quarter of their 100-99 home win over Memphis on Sunday, Bynum landed on teammate Lamar Odom’s foot and was helped off the court. Without him, the Lakers struggled to hold off the Grizzlies, who outscored them 29-20 in the fourth quarter. But Bryant scored 37 points for the second straight game and a late free throw by Kwame Brown, who is likely to start in place of Bynum, provided the winning margin. With Brown replacing Bynum – the offensive force of the Lakers lost a lot .
I think that the Lakers playing 3 games in 4 nights has a lot to do with this pick. The Sonics may even cover this one but they have to win a game or two for me to place serious money on them. If they are ever going to snap out of it, its going to be against a tired team. When teams are tired and don’t have the legs, the jump shots do not fall. The Sonics have a hard time scoring pts. It s surprising that this line was so high since Lakers are playing 3 out of 4.
Utah vs. Milwaukee
The Bucks are 5-17 on the road and looking to salvage one victory on their three-game Western Conference trip. They opened the trip losing 110-105 to Los Angeles Lakers on Friday before falling 122-114 to the Suns .
I couldn’t believe how high this line is . I really like the Jazz defense to shut down the Bucks. Remember, Bucks are going home after this game. This may be a throw away game. It looks like a blowout. I think Jazz are going to cover as well. Jerry Sloan will be on their asses after the magic scored 105 plus on them the other night. Last time they played they combined for 189. why the 20 pt jump? Because Bucks played Suns and Laker defenses Not that great of Defenses by the way. Jazz are better than that. This line will drop big to 208 maybe even 206 by game time. Get it now.
Take under 210 @ 1.96 at Pinnacle
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